It ain’t the Size of the Dog in the Fight…

“It ain’t the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

It is sad to listen to so many of the youth, and entrepreneurs, of today, who basically claim that they can’t compete in today’s economy or marketplace because they just don’t have what it takes to make it. They look at the circumstances around them as giants, and virtually give up without even going into battle, never considering today’s point: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!”

What those of us with experience in the business world, and life in general, need to do is impress upon others the fact that if you want it bad enough you can get it – whatever “it” is. Make no doubt about it, the task/struggle won’t be easy. You are going to have to fight, sometimes tenaciously, but anything worth having is worth fighting for. Precious few of us ever have anything given to us. Rather, we must go out and get it. And, we cannot allow the giants that seem to stand in our way stop us. So, if you are hoping to achieve a particular status; master certain tasks or rise to the level of success you are hoping for, do a little introspection and determine just how much fight you have in you!

Rat Race

“The winner of the rat race is still a rat!”

There is no doubt about it, life is passing us by at breakneck speed and everyone is trying to get ahead of everyone else on a daily basis. To describe this phenomenon we came up with the phrase “rat race.” By definition, rat race is  “a way of life in which people are caught up in a fiercely competitive  struggle for wealth or power.” Our quote today is most explicit, forcing us to make a poignant determination – are we one of the rats?

You see, we often believe that if we win the rat race, all is well and good.  But, the validity of the statement, “the winner of the rat race is still a rat,” cannot escape us.  So, now we must ask another question: Do we want our families and employees to think of us as rats?

To avoid the idea of being a rat, we must realize that there is more to life, and even work, than just winning!  To deal properly, and effectively, with people, either at home or at work, we must be human, not a rodent – not even the King Rodent! As you pursue career goals and attempt to get ahead at work, remember that you are human, as are those you work with. So, make sure you are more concerned about the human race and less concerned about the rat race as you proceed through life!

Search Engine Marketing – PHASE I – RESEARCH

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PATHMAKER MARKETING AND SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING It's hard to believe. Established in 1960, the Internet has been around for over half a century! And there are two things that have always been associated with the Internet: Emailing and Searching. The … [Continue reading]

Is “Good” Good Enough?

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller I’m not going to build a case in this post. I’m going to answer the … [Continue reading]

Life is like Football

“Life is like a football game - you need to make a few first downs before you score your touchdown!” I have noticed in my lifetime that football has replaced baseball as America’s favorite spectator sport. And, since the 1930's, when two of Notre … [Continue reading]

Mobile Phone Users Outnumber Toothbrush Owners


The mobile industry is now dominating the markets: nearly everyone in today’s world has a mobile phone, if not two or three, and a large percentage of these phones are smartphones. Users are using smartphones nowadays to do everything – from online … [Continue reading]

Should We Really Reach for the Stars?

Should We Really Reach for the Stars?

Just as it is impossible for us to number the stars, I suggest that it is also impossible to number the times that someone has tried to inspire us by telling us to reach for the stars. I understand what the metaphor means, but over the years, I have … [Continue reading]

Teaching Empathy on Valentine’s Day

Teaching Empathy on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day creates a lot of excitement for children and students, and of course, there are plenty of teachable moments around during the day. As a teacher you might cover the history of the holiday, some Valentine’s Day-themed math, or a fun … [Continue reading]

Time for a Spiritual Health Assessment

Time for a Spiritual Health Assessment

How long has it been since you had a “physical?” Valentine’s Day is a good time for a spiritual health assessment. Every one of us needs an occasional visit to the doctor for a checkup to make sure everything is working alright and that we don’t … [Continue reading]

Valentine’s Day Forecast: Sunny with 100% Chance for Love

Valentine’s Day Forecast: Sunny with 100% Chance for Love

Love is not just for couples -- what about your kids? Who says that Valentine’s Day should be restricted only to romantic love? No other day can conjure such powerful imagery of chocolate, flowers, and love. We can all benefit from an expression of … [Continue reading]

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